Terence M. Green Blue Limbo

ISBN 13: 9781223003542

Blue Limbo

 
9781223003542: Blue Limbo

Former cop Mitch Helwig cashes in his savings, buys some high-tech weapons and equipment, and begins a mad crusade across a city of the future in a quest for revenge, even if it means traveling into the undiscovered country. Reprint.

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From Publishers Weekly:

Although Green's last novel, Shadow of Ashland (Forecasts, Jan. 8), was a poignant parable with a light fantasy gloss, his latest is anything but. Instead, it's a high-tech action cop thriller, albeit one sensitively drawn. In early-21st century Toronto, police officer Mitch Helwig survives?in rapid succession?the murder of his partner, an attempt on his own life, another attempt on the life of his boss, Captain Karoulis, and suspension from the force. To deal with the parties responsible, Helwig turns rogue cop, setting off a sequence of explosively paced confrontations. There's not much that makes this novel SF except for the futuristic hardware and Blue Limbo itself, a technique for partially reviving the dead that is used on Karoulis to provide Helwig with vital evidence. Both Helwig and Karoulis suffer some standard cop problems, but Green handles all his characters with great compassion. Then there is Mitch's octogenarian father, Paul, a man of wit, courage and resources unsuspected by even his son, let alone the villains. Green's newest may be short on originality, but it's definitely long on readability.
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Library Journal:

In early 21st-century Toronto, ex-policeman Mitch Helwig tracks down his partner's killer. Except for some high-tech weapons and the medical breakthrough of reviving dead people for a maximum of four weeks (known as the "blue limbo"), very little of this book could be considered science fiction. It's more like one step into the future for Joseph Wambaugh. This crime thriller will appeal to fans of Sylvester Stallone's futuristic movies. Recommended for crime fiction and sf collections.
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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